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in the back. this is a state of course that was built by labor unions, has one of the highest percentages of union membership anywhere in the country. a state known for its union support and a state that really has been -- saves by labor unions particularly the autoworkers agreeing to significant cutbacks and benefits and salaries and everything to keep the auto industry afloat. as part of the auto bailout. of course, this is just the latest in this war on unions that we've seen. it started with scott walker in wisconsin. went on to ohio. and john kasich, we've seen a lot of it out of florida. we've seen a lot of it with rick scott. we've seen a lot of it of course in new jersey with chris christie. particularly in the midwest there's been this blatant war on unions. the latest is rick schneider, a guy who was just recently elected who says the last thing he wanted oh, no, no, no, he said this publicly, privately we heard this yesterday from steve cook, head of the michigan education association was a guest
are a union member or not, if you are a working class american, a middle class american, the republican war has declared war on you. it started in wisconsin. is spread to ohio. it has hopped up to michigan they are out to destroy working families families, and we intend to fight back. we will get into that and you bet. a lot more. let's get the latest. current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning to you. good morning everyone. president obama is begin talking his fiscal cliff plans today. he will be on a conference call from the white house with a bi-partisan group of mayors and community leaders. the group will focus on how to prevent taxes from going up from middle class americans along with finding ways to grow the economy and reduce the deficit. turning to syria this morning, president obama is now stepping up pressure on bashar asaad with his official recognition of syria's opposition group. here with an interview with barbara walters. >> we have made a decision that the syrian oppo
day, one day, right to work, destroying labor unions. labor unions have vowed to fight back. the republican war on labor unions goes on and on in the state of michigan, from wisconsin to ohio and now to michigan we've got to fight back and we will. plus all of the news of the day. but first, we get the latest. start off with today's current news update from lease a ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. as bill mentioned, president obama is taking his fiscal cliff campaign back on the road again today. he is headed today redford, michigan where he will tour a diesel plant and speak to middle class workers. he will push his plan to raise encloses above 250 -- to raise taxes above $250,000 a year. president obama met with house speaker boehner for the first time in more than three weeks. the house is still refuseing to pass obama's tax plan much less agree to other policies. josh earnest is not giving any details into yesterday's. some republicans are coming around on improving
international union of north america, the goodmen and women of the laborers' union under president terri o'sullivan they made news yesterday in new jersey by endorsing governor chris christie for reelection. how about that? >> wow. >> don't even know who the democratic. who says labor unions only support democrats. at any rate the labors union, find out more at liuna.org, liuna.org. changing trends. good news. looks like the tide is turning on the gun-control room front today after major news out of the white house, out of wall street and across the board about the nra. your calls at 866 t welcome. here is something you might want to consider here if you are one of those families who is not having a hard time making ends meet at the end of each month. incomeathome.com. they are america's leading work-from-home business, doing business today in over 80 countries. so they know what they are doing. and this is something you can do easily, no matter your age education, experience, you can litted really earn money on your own computer from your own kitchen table
dues paying union members. perhaps you can clarify this on your show tomorrow. i'm proud to tell you george, we are union members. this is a union shop. here is my union card. >> here's mine. >> bill: i've been a member since 1981. we are a proud union shop and my brothers and sisters are here for you. ú [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bill: hello hello hello fellow americans! it is the "full court press" here on current tv. welcome, welcome thursday, december 13. great to see you today on a busy day in our nation's capital. congress scurrying around still trying to get something going on the fiscal cliff. and the latest poll shows that 2/3 of americans including a majority of democrats republicans and independents all say that congressional leaders meaning republicans should compromise so we can avoid going over the fiscal cliff. that means republicans must give up their insistence that the bush tax cuts continue for the wealthiest of americans because it ain't gonna happen. the president's not going to sign the bi
of mass destruction in former soviet union states. he will talk about the progress in the specific area of national defense. and the election was nearly a month ago, but many states are still tallying their ballots. the united states election project is gathering some of that data and as found 28 states are reporting their official and final results. according to that samples size 59% of eligible voters cast their ballots this november and in nevada .6% voted for none of the above in the presidential race. >> that's the only state allowing that option. be right back. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ ♪ theme ♪
by john cornun of texas and pass there had on november 26th. hundreds of union members and their supporters are protesting michigan's decision yesterday to rush through right-to-work legislation. the state house and senate approved measures that will prohibit unions from forcing non-union members to pay additional fees. republicans claim that that will boost the economy and jobs. but democrats are calling it an attack on workers' rights. governor rick snyder has previously said that right-to-work is not on his agenda but he does plan on sign that next week. back on capitol hill steven spielberg is slated to attend "lincoln." poems president obama is hosting the event at the capitol visitor senator. after the screening, spielberg and louis along with 3 other actors will hold a q and a session with senators and their guests. more "bill press" is coming up after our break. see you then. i want the people who watch our show, to be able to come away armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have
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: i don't care whether they volunteer or not. that's why you need a union! >> the top grossing musical act of the year is a surprise. billboard reports it was madonna's mdna tour that took in $228 million more than any other artist this year on the road. bruce springsteen and the e3 band their big tour which everyone thought would be the top one earned second place $199 million gross. roger waters, cirque du soleil's michael jackson tour and coldplay rounded out the top five biggest tours. >> bill: madonna. >> she's somehow back and caused a lot of controversy on the road this year. some good is coming out of a tragedy in connect cut. in social media a hash tag called 26 act has gone viral encouraging people to do 26 acts of kindness as little as one a day in honor of the sandy hook victims. it can be as simple as buying coffee for the person in line behind you or helping a stranger carry the groceries. saying something nice to someone or anything else. just tweet or post it to facebook along with what you did and use
workers' union under president michael langford delivering brighter services and a brighter future find out more at uwua.net. viewpoint on current tv 8:00 p.m. with eliot spitzer. this man burns the candle at both ends. he is willing to join us at least once a week he does every wednesday morning to comment on the issues of the day. hey, elliott, good morning. >> good morning. burn it too much except one week i forgot to call in. other than that, we do okay. >> you are not that far from washington, but i am interested -- >> emotionally we are very far away. >> okay. i am interested even with the benefit of 500 miles how does this for the prospects for a deal on fiscal cliff look from your perspective? >> you know -- >> do you think it's going to happen. >> short answer is i don't know because i see two trends simultaneously. one, you hear voices in either party saying, hey, it wouldn't be so bad if we go over the cliff. some of the hysteria attendant to the whole notion of the cliff is being -- dissipating. on the other hand, if you look at the numbers, t
. >> i do not. i should talk to the union about that. my goodness. >> talk to your boss about it. good morning. >> bill: phil backert has the phones covered. cyprian bowlding keeps us on camera look good. hd makeup, the whole thing is his job. hello, cyprian. right. we're getting -- we're closing in on christmas here. thursday. one more day before all of us -- most of us flee the coop for the holidays. >> today is my day to hopefully finish my shopping. i've got like three more gifts to get for -- i'm not going to say for who. three more. >> bill: man i'm done. >> i'm not done at all. i've got an hour and a half worth of work tonight. >> bill: oh, really? gotta get out there. >> i'll be there. >> bill: do you know where the apple store is by the way? >> i do. >> bill: it is not that far away. >> i've got one in bethesda. in walking distance from my apartment. >> bill: is it really? >> oh, yeah. >> bill: here's something you might consider. if you -- you know, looking for like a good read, i told you
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